new Delhi: The third Test of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy between India and Australia (IND vs AUS) is being played at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG). Navdeep Saini will never forget the day of January 7, because today his years old dream was fulfilled.
Navdeep Saini made his Test debut through this match. Before the match, Jasprit Bumrah handed him a test cap of number 299 and said,
1 ‘It is a matter of great honor that you are getting a chance to play Test matches.’
2- ‘It is found after a lot of hard work.’
3- ‘You are entitled to it.’
Congratulations @ navdeepsaini96. He realises his dream of playing Test cricket for #TeamIndia today. A proud holder of 299 and he receives it from @ Jaspritbumrah93. #AUSvIND pic.twitter.com/zxa5LGJEen
– BCCI (@BCCI) January 6, 2021
Chance in place of umesh
Umesh Yadav was injured while throwing his fourth over in the second innings of Australia in the Melbourne Test. Navdeep has got a chance to replace Umesh.
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Shardul-Natarajan was the contender
Shardul Thakur was also a contender for a place in the playing XI in place of Navdeep, while T Natarajan was also included in the Test team but the selection committee on tour went to Delhi for 28 years. Trusted the bowler Navdeep Saini.
Born in Karnal, Haryana, Haryana, this fast bowler made his debut in international cricket in August 2019 and has played 7 ODIs and 10 T20 Internationals so far. He has 13 wickets in T20 International and 6 wickets in ODIs.